Vicki Lewis in 2011
March 17, 1960 |
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Philip Allen (m. 2008)|
Lewis was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Marlene, a nursing administrator, and Jim Lewis, an air traffic supervisor. She has a sister, Denise. Lewis graduated from Anderson High School in Cincinnati in 1978. She studied musical theater at the University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music. After receiving her diploma she moved to New York City. She proceeded to work in various on and off-Broadway shows.
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Lewis's film appearances include roles in Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, MouseHunt, Godzilla, Pushing Tin, 2007's California Dreaming with NewsRadio co-star Dave Foley, and 2010's Den Brother. On television, Lewis starred for 5 seasons on the NBC sitcom NewsRadio, followed by Three Sisters and the WB animated comedy Mission Hill. She made guest appearances on Seinfeld (in the episodes "The Secretary" and "The Race") and Murphy Brown. In a recurring role on Home Improvement, she played Maureen Binford, producer of the show-within-a-show Tool Time. On How I Met Your Mother, she had the recurring role of Lily Aldrin's doctor, "Dr. Sonya".
She appeared on Caroline in the City, The Norm Show, Grace Under Fire, Phenom and The 5 Mrs. Buchanans. Most recently, she made guest appearances on Surviving Suburbia, ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Disney Channel's Sonny with a Chance as Ms. Bitterman, the social worker on The Middle, and FX's Dirt.
Aside from Mission Hill, her voice acting career includes characters in Justice League Heroes, Rugrats Pre-School Daze, King of the Hill, Hercules: The Animated Series, An Extremely Goofy Movie, Finding Nemo, Phineas and Ferb, and Justice League: The New Frontier. Most recently, she voiced Eve in the 2010 film Alpha and Omega and its sequel.
On stage, Lewis has appeared in City of Angels and My One and Only in Los Angeles, and has performed as a soloist with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. Her Broadway credits include Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Snoopy!!! The Musical, Damn Yankees, Chicago and The Crucible. She also appeared with Peter Gallagher and Patti LuPone in Pal Joey at the New York City Center. Lewis won the 2007 Ovation Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for the world premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's Hotel C'est L'amour.
She was part of the one-night celebrity-performed staging of Howard Ashman's unproduced musical Dreamstuff. The musical was re-imagined by Ashman's partners Marsha Malamet and Dennis Green and performed one night only at Los Angeles's Hayworth Theatre as part of the Bruno Kirby celebrity reading series. Her debut solo album East of Midnight was released in May 2010. The eclectic rock album has songs penned by Lewis as well as three cover songs. Lewis says this about the writing of the album: "The words and music of these songs unfolded before me like a foreboding window into a chapter of my life that would prove to be dauntingly destructive and spiritually bereft. Locked in my office in Malibu, California I wrote what would become a self-fulfilling prophecy – it would also prove to be the making of me."
|1994||I'll Do Anything||Millie|
|1995||Bye Bye Birdie||Gloria Rasputin||Television film|
|1998||Godzilla||Dr. Elise Chapman|
|1999||Breakfast of Champions||Grace Le Sabre|
|Pushing Tin||Tina Leary|
|2000||An Extremely Goofy Movie||Beret Girl in Café||Voice / Direct-to-video|
|2003||Finding Nemo||Deb / Flo||Voice|
|2007||California Dreaming||Teensie Porter|
|The Last Day of Summer||Paige||Television film|
|2008||Justice League: The New Frontier||Iris West Allen||Voice, Direct-to-video|
|Roadside Romeo||Mini||Voice, Uncredited|
|2009||Wonder Woman||Persephone||Voice, Direct-to-video|
|Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts||Chubster||Voice, Direct-to-video|
|The Ugly Truth||Saleswoman|
|2010||Alpha and Omega||Eve||Voice|
|Den Brother||Dina Reams||Television film|
|2012||I Married Who?||Vivienne||Television film|
|2014||Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon||Drizelda||Voice, Direct-to-video|
|2016||Finding Dory||Deb / Flo||Voice|
|1985||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Diane Kaplan||Episode: "The Day the Senior Class Got Married"|
|1992||Home Improvement||Maureen Binford||2 episodes|
|1993||Murphy Brown||Secretary No. 59||Episode: "One"|
|Grace Under Fire||Wanda||Episode: "Say Goodnight, Gracie"|
|1994||Phenom||Betsy||Episode: "Angela's Fifteen Minutes"|
|1995||The 5 Mrs. Buchanans||Donna||Episode: "Viv'acious"|
|1996||Caroline in the City||Merle Heller||Episode: "Caroline in the Cereal"|
|1997, 1999, 2001–03, 2005||Rugrats||Miss Carol, Miss Weemer, Witch, Mother Cat (voice)||6 episodes|
|1998||Hercules||Arachne (voice)||Episode: "Hercules and the Tapestry of Fate"|
|1999||The Wild Thornberrys||Weasel (voice)||Episode: "Lost and Foundation"|
|The Norm Show||Kyra||Episode: "Drive, Norm Say"|
|2000||King of the Hill||Kate (voice)||Episode: "Movin' on Up"|
|The Huntress||Myrna Factor||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1999–2000, 2002||Mission Hill||Posey Tyler, Natalie Leibowitz-Hernandez (voice)||13 episodes|
|2001–02||Three Sisters||Nora Bernstein-Flynn||18 episodes|
|2005||Rugrats Pre-School Daze||Ms. Weemer (voice)||4 episodes|
|2007–08, 2010||Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures||Molly (voice)||17 episodes|
|2007||Come on Over||Actress Vicki||Episode: "Thespians"|
|Grey's Anatomy||Harriet||Episode: "Physical Attraction... Chemical Reaction"|
|2008||Dirt||The Beautician||Episode: "What Is This Thing Called?"|
|Phineas and Ferb||Lulu (voice)||Episode: "Greece Lightning/Leave the Bustin to Us"|
|Ben 10: Alien Force||Serena (voice)||Episode: "X = Ben + 2"|
|'Til Death||Melissa||3 episodes|
|2009||Bones||Helen Bridenbecker||Episode: "The Skull in the Sculpture"|
|2009–10||Sonny with a Chance||Ms. Joy Bitterman||5 episodes|
|2009||Surviving Suburbia||Clerk||2 episodes|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm||Stacey||Episode: "The Table Read"|
|The Middle||Ms. Barry||Episode: "The Scratch"|
|2011||Melissa & Joey||Alexis McKenna||Episode: "The Settlement"|
|Batman: The Brave and the Bold||Wonder Woman, Star Sapphire (voices)||2 episodes|
|2011–12||How I Met Your Mother||Dr. Sonya||3 episodes|
|2011||Ben 10: Ultimate Alien||Agent Locke (voice)||Episode: "The Widening Gyre"|
|2012||Checked Out||Lisa||3 episodes|
|2013||Doll & Em||Carla||2 episodes|
|Austin & Ally||Donna||Episode: "Family & Feuds"|
|2014||Turbo FAST||Arctic Hare, Rich Lady No. 1 (voices)||Episode: "A Tale of Two Turbos/The Escargot Affair"|
|See Dad Run||Kat||2 episodes|
|Complete Works||Ashley Spitzer|
|Doc McStuffins||Dr. Tundra (voice)||Episode: "McStuffins School of Medicine/The Super Amazing Ultra Hoppers"|
|2015||Modern Family||Erica||2 episodes|
|2016||Angie Tribeca||Dog trainer||Episode: "Fleas Don't Kill Me"|
|2017||Making History||Mrs. Chadwick||Episode: "Battle of the Basement"|
|2009||Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks||Serena|
- Vicki Lewis Film Reference biodata, filmreference.com; accessed February 25, 2016.
- Everett, Carole J. (2009). "University of Cincinnati College—Conservatory of Music". College Guide for Performing Arts Majors: The Real-World Admission Guide for Dance, Music, and Theater Majors. Peterson's. p. 325. ISBN 9780768926989.
Faculty, Resident Artists, and Alumni ... Alumni continue to hold key positions in the performing and media arts. Numbered among them are ... musical theatre stars Faith Prince, Lee Roy Reams, Michele Pawk, Jason Graae, Jim Walton, Vicki Lewis, and Ashley Brown.
- Voll, Daniel (January 29, 2007). "Nick Nolte Has a Drawer Full of Tourniquets". Esquire. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
- Vicki Lewis Biography, Yahoo! Movies; accessed February 25, 2016.
- "Front and back of Alpha and Omega 2 DVD case". DVD Box. Retrieved August 21, 2014.